Annual Property Law Lecture ‘Licences of Commercial Premises: The Reach of Street v Mountford’

6:00pm - 7:00pm / Tuesday 15th February 2022
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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In this lecture, Professor Haley will consider the seminal decision of Lord Templeman in Street v Mountford and its impact on the lease or licence distinction in relation to commercial property. It will examine the background to the decision, consider the mischief at which it was addressed and analyse whether the reasoning of Lord Templeman should apply with full force outside the residential sphere. The diverse uses to which commercial property can be put, the different range of terms that commercial agreements can legitimately employ and the advantages for many occupiers of having a licence agreement of commercial premises, demonstrate clearly that it should not. The lecture aims to offer a fresh perspective on this celebrated case.

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